• Target Throwing

    Target Throwing March, 2018   Catching and throwing skills are an important component of many games and activities played by children at primary school level. It is important that children in the early years of schooling are given many opportunities to develop these skills to prepare them for the games and sports they may play […]
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  • What is Pica?

    What is Pica? March, 2018   Pica is the term used to refer to mouthing or eating of nonfood items. There are different reasons why a child may engage in this behavior. One of the most common causes is that the child is seeking increased sensory input as placing nonfood items into the mouth can […]
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  • Teaching Theory of Mind and Social Cognition

    Teaching Theory of Mind and Social Cognition February, 2018 Teaching Theory of Mind (ToM) Skills is both a challenging and very important part of the work ABA Therapists do. These higher-order thinking skills equip us with the ability to be socially competent and to understand the world and the people around us. ToM or Social […]
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  • Best foods to feed your child’s brain

    Nutrition advice from our dietitian  Caroline Kanaan Children learn at an incredibly fast rate. Their brains are growing very quickly from ages 1 to 4 . The same way their bodies need the right nutrition to grow, their brains need specific nutrients as well. Here are some of the top nutrients and foods that children […]
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  • 10 Tips for Teachers to Support Children Who Stutter

    Stuttering is a speech disorder in which sounds, syllables, or words are repeated or prolonged, disrupting the normal flow of speech.
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  • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)

    Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is one of the most common childhood disorders. Key symptoms relate to difficulties with attention, difficulty controlling behavior, and hyperactivity (over-activity). Recent estimates suggest that 11% of American children aged 4-18 have been diagnosed with ADHD. Historically, ADHD was considered a childhood disorder. However, new understanding demonstrates that it can persist throughout adolescence into adulthood. 4.1% of American adults are now considered to present with ADHD. While the disorder can affect both males and females, rates are four times higher in males.
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  • (ADHD) How can parents help?

    Receiving appropriate assessment and diagnosis is critical to supporting a child with ADHD. This is not to ‘label’ them, but rather ensure that they are appropriately understood and supported. Individualized packages of support are essential in ensuring children reach their potential.
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  • Connect With Your Child in 10 Simple Steps

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      When our special children smile, they light up our world. When they laugh, they make our hearts dance, and when they connect for even a few moments, they give us a gift of happiness like no other. Connecting with our children is not easy; it requires skills, patience, and a lot of repetition, but […]
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  • Back to School

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    School starts next week, and while children are feeling excited about the new school bags, uniforms, and reunions with school friends, parents may be feeling stressed out – particularly parents who have more than one child who may be attending multiple schools. The anticipated pressure of getting up early after long summer holidays, preparing lunch […]
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  • 10 Tips for Managing Kids’ Tech Time

      The average child age 8 and under in the United States uses more than three personal tech devices—such as a tablet, smartphone, or video game console—at home, according to a new poll of parents conducted by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA). With even the youngest kids now “connected” via such technology, it is important […]
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  • Autism Spectrum Disorder Treatment – a free tip!

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    Planning a trip with your special kid By Dr HibahShata Planning a holiday is a time consuming process where we try to take care of flights, hotels, transportation and places to visit. When you are a parent of a special child it becomes more difficult as you need to consider your child diet, sensory issues, […]
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